Lagos: US Consulate General To Close Today In Honour Of Martin Luther King
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the United States Consulate General in Lagos and Embassy in Abuja will be closed on Monday, January 17, to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service.
The US Mission in Nigeria made this announcement via its verified Facebook page on Sunday.
The third Monday in January is better known as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
To honour the life and legacy of Dr. King, communities across and beyond the U.S. perform acts of service.
The event’s 2022 theme is “Combatting Racism & Building Community,” with a focus on health justice, voting rights, gun violence, living wages, and early childhood literacy.
Girard College, Pennsylvania, Co-Chair and interim President James Turner pointed to the intersectionality of these issues, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.
“As Dr. King said, true peace is not merely the absence of tension. It is the presence of justice to achieve peace, to bring justice into the world,” Turner said while announcing this year’s MLK Day activities.
“It takes all of us working together. I know we will all get through these challenging times and continue the important work of living Dr. King’s legacy.”
Under the 2022 theme “Grassroots and Grand Strategies,” the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) will focus on efforts to facilitate generational advancement while protecting the wellbeing of historically oppressed people.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. He was the son of early civil rights activist and minister Martin Luther King Sr.
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